Horrible management, terrible pay
Therapist (Former Employee) – New Port Richey – August 6, 2018
It's very difficult to accurately describe working at YFA. On one hand, working with the youth can be very amazing and you actually have a chance to change lives. However, on the other hand, the stress is insane, the pay is beyond horrible, and management is at times the worst I've ever seen. The amount that they pay counselors and therapists is so absurdly low that all the really good workers go running - unless they're masochists. Complaints about supervisors being completely unprofessional and acting unreasonably and even illegally go ignored by upper management. I greatly enjoyed my time with the kids there, but I had to leave due to a medical condition caused by my job there - which was handled so poorly by ALL management. We literally couldn't keep good staff there because of the lack of organization, communication, and good management. I would never, ever recommend YFA as a workplace for someone - unless I hated the person. Yeah - it's that bad.
Decent benefits, good interactions with the kids
Bad management, low pay, high stress